My 2015 A to Z Challenge Theme is Quotes & Lines from Literature. Each day I will be posting a favorite quote or a few lines from well known short stories, poems or novels, with the letter of the first name as the A to Z. I’ll have a short write up with each quote, but each quote can also serve as a writing prompt for readers or myself. I may write a poem or flash fiction based on that quote, or just throw it out there as inspiration. Hopefully you’ll join me in this adventure! I’ll try to include some of my favorite blog finds as I move through the challenge as well.
While I could have done this as L for Lord Byron of G for George Gordon Noel Byron, which I believe is his full real name, it seemed most appropriate to use just Byron.😃
This quote was taken from a beautiful book, The World’s Greatest Love Letters, given to me by my friend and fellow A to Z participant, Jesi Scott. This collection includes love letters through the ages from people like Byron, John Keats, Napoleon Bonaparte, Mary Wollstonecraft and Beethoven.
The line from Byron above struck me as especially beautiful in a collection full of beautiful. The lovers may be separated by distance, by ability to marry, and by a host of other things, but still their love unites them. It’s a lovely thought and seems a great writing prompt.
As an added note, the deep love and strong connection across a wide distance made me think of the vampires in the fantastically romantic Jim Jarmusch movie, Only Lovers Left Alive. The main characters, Adam (played by Tom Hiddleston😀) and Eve (played by Tilda Swinton) live on opposite sides of the world but the distance does not diminish the depth of their devotion to one another. The line from Byron’s love letter evokes a love like theirs that no distance could destroy.
What does it make you think of? Tell me about it in the comments. I’d love to hear.
No new poem or flash fiction on this post, but perhaps tomorrow. Thanks for the visit & hope you liked the romantic quote. 😃